Veteran’s Day is this Sunday.

And our American Legion has decided to go ahead and hold its annual parade which will be followed by the traditional Veteran’s Day service on that day as well.

We understand this conflicts with numerous church services that will be taking place.

Regardless of where we are that day, we need to remember to take a moment to stop and thank those men and women who served so that we may live free.

Douglas has always been known as a town that has a strong sense of patriotism and service to our country. Many of our residents have served or are currently serving in the military.

We thank them for their willingness to serve and wish them a safe and enjoyable tour as they protect not only our hometown but also our country.

Our World War I heroes are pretty much gone and there are just a few left who fought in World War II as well as the Korean War.

There are still plenty of Vietnam War veterans not to mention those that have served in other military conflicts.

Some of these brave men and women will be honored earlier this week at two impressive Veteran’s Day programs which were held at Douglas High School and Ray Borane Middle School.

Sunday also serves as a day of remembrance and reflection and we encourage everyone in our community to seek out a veteran or two and thank them for their service.

A simple thank you goes along way.

These men and women who served and are serving should not just be thanked today or on Memorial Day but every day.

Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedom.

The United States of America would not be what it is without your service and commitment.

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